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Mark Villar eyes opening of Skyway Stage 3 Plaza Dilao ramp in July

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The Plaza Dilao ramp of Skyway Stage 3 will be opened this month, Public Work Secretary Mark Villar said.

During an inspection of the project on Friday, Villar said the Department of Public Works and Highways is working 24/7 to complete the project, which will connect the North Luzon Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway.

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 is an 18.68-kilometer elevated expressway stretched over Metro Manila from Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City.

Villar said the Skyway Stage 3 will be “substantially completed” within the year.

“Section 1 from Buendia Avenue in Makati City to Quirino Avenue in Nagtahan, Manila is now 83 percent completed, while Section 3 from Ramon Magsaysay Avenue to Balintawak is 81 percent completed,” he said.

Skyway Stage 3 will have eight access ramps/interchanges strategically located as follows: Buendia Avenue, (South Super Highway, Makati City), Pres. Quirino Avenue (Malate, Manila), Plaza Dilao (Paco, Manila), Nagtahan/Aurora Boulevard (Manila), E. Rodriguez Avenue (Quezon City), Quezon Avenue (Quezon City), Sgt. Rivera St. (Quezon City) and NLEX, will reduce travel time from Buendia, Makati City to Balintawak, Quezon City from the current two (2) hours to just 15 minutes to 20 minutes.